Archive for December 2010

ESPN The Magazine Article Random Mess

ESPN The Magazine Article Random Mess

An analysis done by SSC co-founder Michael Schuckers was featured in the December 27, 2010 ESPN The Magazine. The article is from Peter Keating’s Next Level column. The link is here. Randon Mess (must be an ESPN Insider to access the full article).  The title Random Mess refers to the fact that the analysis suggests that NHL shootouts can be viewed as a random process. More details here: blog entry. Tweet



NHL Shootout as Crapshoot

NHL Shootout as Crapshoot

This past October I gave a poster at the Northern California Symposium on Statistics and Operations Research in Sports (NCSSORS ) entitled Shootout or Crapshoot: An Analysis of the NHL Shootout after Five Years.  That poster can be found here.  (It might be time to have a conference devoted to statistical analysis of hockey.)  For that analysis, I considered all 5711 shootout shots taken during the 2005-6 through the 2009-10 seasons.  The basic gist is that the NHL Shootout is a crapshoot.  Put more statistically,  […]